Top High School Graduation Gift Ideas
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As a teacher, I am privileged to see so many children graduate from high school every year. Next year, my own boy will be walking across the stage into adulthood. It’s a bit surreal, but I have so many reasons to celebrate when I see all the accomplishments “my kids” have achieved! Now that graduation is almost here, I am in the market for gifts for all the grads in my life. Here are the top high school graduation gift ideas you’ll want to put on your list!
A witty card in an envelope may seem like an easy way out, but every new grad needs a little bit of dough. Want to personalize it a bit? Try a gift card to your grad’s favorite store. Grab an Amazon gift card (perfect for textbooks for that new college student). Starbucks, Uber, and Netflix are also perfect for your favorite teen!
Give your grad some practical (even funny) books that will inspire them to pursue their dreams. Try a childhood favorite with a road map to the future in Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. Find creative inspiration for your liberal arts student in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic. Go with the classic What Color is Your Parachute? to help your grad on their future career path. Pick up a cookbook for the grad getting ready to live on their own, or just give them a novel or two to enjoy in the summer before college or their next step on the post-grad journey.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go!Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond FearWhat Color Is Your Parachute? 2017: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-ChangersJoy of CookingFangirl: A NovelThe Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Give your tech-savvy grad a gift they will use daily! Try an Amazon Echo or Dot, a hands-free device powered by Alexa that plays music, answers questions, and so much more. Just ask Alexa! Another innovative gift for the young adult grad in your life is a Rocketbook, a notebook that lets you sync to the Cloud, Drive, or Dropbox then erase all the writing by microwaving it with a cup of water. Yup, you read right! The notebook can be used up to five times and is compatible with Frixion erasable pens. I use mine for my grad classes and love its functionality with Google Drive and the ability to reuse it!
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) – BlackAmazon Echo – BlackAmazon Echo – WhiteRocketbook Wave Smart NotebookPilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens, Fine Point, Assorted Color Inks, 7-Pack (31472)Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pens, 0.7mm, Assorted Colors, 24/Pack with Frixion ErasersPilot Frixion Colors Erasable Marker – 12 Color set /Value set Which Attached the Eraser Only for FrictionFire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote | Streaming Media PlayerAmazon Fire TV | Streaming Media Player
Comfy College Clothes
Hook up your grad with a hoodie or hat from their future alma-mater or get some clothes suitable for early morning classes and late night study sessions. Check out the latest trends in college fashion (read: leggings, hoodies, and sports gear) and get your kid ready for class. Why not throw in some laundry detergent, a hamper, and a roll of quarters. Hey, even if they’re staying at home, they can do their own laundry, right?
NCAA Men’s Nebraska Cornhuskers Hooded Sweatshirt (Red, Medium)Premium Ultra Soft Leggings High Waist – Regular and Plus Size – 12 Colors (Small/Medium (0 – 12), Black)Tipi Toe Women’s 12-Pairs Colorful Patterned Crew Socks, (sock size 9-11) Fits shoe size 5-9, CR103-107Tide PODS Ocean Mist HE Turbo Laundry Detergent Pacs 81-load Tuball Mighty Pacs Laundry Detergent, Free Clear, 67 Count (Pack of 2) 134 Total LoadsHousehold Essentials Pop-Up Collapsible Mesh Laundry Hamper, Blackadidas Performance Women’s M10 Woven Shorts, Small/3Adidas Adult Climalite Practice ShortsAnimal House – College T-Shirt Size M
Your high school grad will appreciate whatever gift you give them, but why not check out these top high school graduation gift ideas for the college-bound kids in your life? What are your favorite high school graduation gifts? Leave suggestions in the comments!